02/27/2013 02:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

82nd & Fifth: ENIGMA by Janice Kamrin

Made of translucent stone, this beautiful canopic jar was meant to accompany a burial--and never to be seen again. "It seems to me that aesthetically this goes well beyond meeting the need of surviving into the afterlife," says curator Janice Kamrin.

Take a closer look at the enigmas on this canopic jar by selecting hotspots.